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The Week In Pop: Sam Hunt Brings Hip-Hop-Informed Country To SXSW

It's gotten to where you can't read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake. Hunt -- a former college football quarterback and philosophy major turned…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife Prospers At SXSW

There's something to be said for hedonism, for unabashedly glorying in your own desires, for recklessly pursuing the present. In a moment when rap has…
Caitlin White | March 19, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Viet Cong Played With A One-Armed Drummer At SXSW, Still Kicked Ass

Viet Cong's self-titled debut is the kind of album that makes references to certain musical epochs without confining itself to their particular genre conventions. The…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 19, 2015 - 11:35 am

Vic Mensa Submits His Application For Superstardom At SXSW

Vic Mensa's 2013 mixtape Innanetape was the kind of project that creeps up on you, gradually ingratiating itself over days and weeks. In the 17…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Natalie Prass Embraces Her Rock Roots In SXSW Debut

Natalie Prass' SXSW debut was absolutely packed. She was squeezed onto the inside stage at Austin's Cheer Up Charlie's late Tuesday night, and it became…
James Rettig | March 18, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Radiohead Week

5 Ideas For Your Next Tattoo Of Thom Yorke’s Face

Unlike Radiohead albums, it's not really fair for me to rank band-inspired tattoos from worst to best. At the end of the day, that's someone's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 12, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Viet Cong Address Name Controversy At Portland Show

Last night Canadian post-punkers Viet Cong played their first concert since the announcement that Oberlin College cancelled a forthcoming show by the band due to…
Stereogum | March 4, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Counting Down

Beck Albums From Worst To Best

As you might've heard, Beck won a Grammy for Album Of The Year about a week and a half ago, for his early 2014 release…
Ryan Leas | February 19, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Ben Folds Partners With US Ambassador To Strengthen Cultural Ties With Ireland

Ben Folds is the epitome of a musician aging gracefully. Even if I haven't played Rockin' The Suburbs since way back during my awkward, angsty…
Caitlin White | February 17, 2015 - 6:19 pm

Counting Down

The Fall Albums From Worst To Best

"If it's me and your granny on bongos, it's the Fall." So sayeth Mark E. Smith (MES), the mercurial, irascible, and incredible leader of the…
Robert Ham | February 12, 2015 - 1:06 pm

List

10 Tour Riders Crazier Than Jack White’s

There was a time when being a star meant getting away with whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted. Tales of trashing hotel rooms just for…
Cory D. Byrom | February 11, 2015 - 10:12 am

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Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it's over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn't win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man!
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Sleater-Kinney Played Their First Show In 9 Years Last Night

While most of the world was struggling through an uneventful and inoffensive Grammys ceremony, a lucky few got to witness Sleater-Kinney take the stage for…
Stereogum | February 9, 2015 - 9:20 am

Bob Dylan Disses His Critics And Gets Covered By Jack White, Beck, And Bruce Springsteen At MusiCares Tribute

Last night, Bob Dylan was honored with the Person Of The Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Gala. Jack White, Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young,…
James Rettig | February 7, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Counting Down

Napalm Death Albums From Worst To Best

Napalm Death are one of the most important bands to come out of the UK metal scene, period. Like Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, they…
Phil Freeman | February 4, 2015 - 10:38 am
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